Speaker Biography


Upcoming Events

Photonics for Disaggregated Data Centers
With increasingly challenging demands being placed on data centers, to perform many complex computational or network operations in addition to serving end users, there is growing pressure to find innovative low cost, efficient architectures. One approach is to move away from a host or servers based architecture and instead organize the various computing, memory, storage, and networking resources for maximum efficiency. This often means pooling common resources into central locations or realizing the data center as a supercomputer model. This approach can also be used to maximize application efficiency by taking advantage of the modularity of dis‐aggregation and choosing and / or updating resources that best meet the specific requirement.
22 March - 22 March 2015
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

OSA Executive Forum
Join more than 150 senior-level executives as they convene for the annual OSA Executive Forum to discuss key themes, opportunities, and challenges facing the next generation in optical networking and communications. Highly valued by participants for the frank and open discussions, OSA Executive Forum sessions explore emerging trends and action plans for tackling today's toughest business challenges.
23 March - 23 March 2015
Location: Petree Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, California, USA

OFC Market Watch
A complementary program to the Service Provider Summit at OFC, the series of panel sessions features esteemed speakers from leading companies and the investment community.
24 March - 26 March 2015
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Theater I, Los Angeles, CA, USA

OFC Service Provider Summit
A must-attend event at OFC for CTOs, network designers, and technologists in the carriers and service provider sector. This program features panel discussions, a keynote presentation, exhibit time and networking time.
25 March - 25 March 2015
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Theater I, Los Angeles, CA, USA

CLEO Market Focus
CLEO sessions covering business and commercialized applications including industrial lasers, defense, biophotonics, and energy.
11 May - 14 May 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

CLEO Technology Transfer Showcase
This timely session features universities and government labs presenting their latest license-ready optics and photonics technologies that could lead to new commercial products.
12 May - 14 May 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

Speaker Biography

David A. Belorte, Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Laser Solutions
David A. Belforte is an internationally recognized advocate for laser material processing. As the Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Laser Solutions for Manufacturing, and through his consulting firm, Belforte Associates, he has a long and distinguished career in the field as a: researcher, process developer, manufacturer, publisher and author. He has lectured internationally in most of the industrially developed nations where he has been called the ‘Laser Pope’ in Germany, “Mr. Industrial Laser’ in Japan and the ‘Father of Laser Job-shops in China’. Additionally he was awarded the prestigious Schawlow medal for his contributions to the world-wide advancement of industrial laser materials processing.